Archive for 2009

Ask The Expert

Dear Robert, I live in a two-story house and there is a downspout right outside of my bedroom window. When it rains, it is so noisy that I cannot sleep. Moving my bed won’t help because you hear it all over my bedroom. Short of ripping the downspout off the wall, which I am considering, […]

Holiday Poem

Holiday Poem

By Shirley Jones & Marty Ingels Poetry. Nobody reads it. Nobody writes it. (Even Hallmark gave it up.) You avoid it like the plague but it really goes with Christmas and, the truth now… doesn’t THIS one (this Christmas and this poem), don’t they really belong together? Why are we sharing with you ours? Well, […]

The Village Family Services Bring Super Smiles to Many Children’s Faces

The Village Family Services Bring Super Smiles to Many Children’s Faces

On December 12, at the Roy Rommer School, the GameTruck L.A. provided entertainment for the Village Family Services Celebrity Signing Charity Event. The successful event provided gifts to many of the foster children for this holiday season! All of the children enjoyed playing the latest competitive video games like Guitar Hero and Super Mario in […]

The Sights & Sounds of the Holidays

The Sights & Sounds of the Holidays

Bringing “Joy to the World,” some lovely people have gathered at La Knitterie Parisienne in Studio City to knit their holiday gifts under the careful supervision of Edith Eig, called the “Mother of Purl” at her yarn boutique. The warm and cozy place is especially festive this time of year “because people are making things […]

Suzuki Goes a Little Upscale

Suzuki Goes a Little Upscale

While it’s fun to dream about high-priced exotic cars, what most people seek out when they head to the local auto mall is something practical. We all want the most for our money, especially when that money might be scarcer than it used to be. Suzuki is now trying to appeal to value-conscious buyers with […]

Have Some Holiday Spirits —On Me!

As I put the proverbial pen to paper for my final column of the fading year, I reflect on 2009 with mixed emotions. On a positive note, I’ve never been prouder of the food service industry. While marginal restaurants have abandoned ship in rough economic waters, the vast majority battened the hatches, trimmed their sails […]

In Los Angeles, Council Committees Must Be Held Accountable

It’s not that the City’s do-nothing council has nothing to do; its duties are spelled out in the City Charter. According to Section 242(b), the council is to, 1) became fully informed of the business of the City, 2) to oversee all the functions of the City government, and 3) to legislate properly. To discharge […]

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Up in the Air Runtime 100 Minutes Not for Children George Clooney is no dummy. He finally figured out how to get in a very good movie (some people have liked stuff like the “Ocean’s” films and he’s been in a couple of others that have been OK, but one thing upon which most will […]

“The Nutcracker Swings” in Pasadena

“The Nutcracker Swings” in Pasadena

By Frank Barron It wasn’t a silent night, it was a swinging night for the Pasadena Convention Center, which turned into the hottest jazz club in town presenting “The Nutcracker Swings: A Cool Jazz Christmas concert.” Bryan Gallyot hosted the three-hour extravaganza with panache and Nutcracker trophies for all the special guests! Music lovers came […]

Caught up… like everyone else in the bustle of the holidays.

Caught up… like everyone else in the bustle of the holidays.

It will be mid-January before new theatrical productions will start again. I have three plays booked in January to see, and to tell you about coming up. In the mean time… Hot Tip! If you can find time amidst the holiday craziness… there is a wonderful musical show in town! Running from December 19 thru […]